Women Write Northern Ireland
Friday 17th August 2018
18:30 - 20:00 at Waterstones, Glasgow - Argyle Street
Join us for an evening of readings, performance and lively discussion with Jane Talbot (The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories), and Hilary McCollum (Golddigger) as they discuss their work with Margot McCuaig (The Birds That Never Flew).
Meet our Panel
Margot McCuaig's debut novel, The Birds That Never Flew, was longlisted, for the Polari First Book Prize and shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. She is a published features writer in newspaper and book chapter form and she regularly contributes flash fiction to Paragraph Planet. Margot was also nominated for the same award for two additional films in 2014 and 2017, and shortlisted for a Celtic Media Bronz Torc for Excellence last year.
Jane Talbot is a writer, theatre-maker and performance storyteller. Jane’s first book, The Faerie Thorn and Other Stories, is a collection of seven dark faerie tales set in Northern Ireland’s beautiful North Coast area. Stories from her collection were adapted for the stage by Big Telly Theatre Company. The stage production toured the UK and Ireland April-June 2017. She is one of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland ACES for 2018 and founder of Women Aloud NI, an organisation which aims to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland. Her two-person show, The Wonder Tales, is touring Northern Ireland in June 2018.
Hilary McCollum writes both historical fiction and contemporary drama. Her first novel, Golddigger, which spans the California goldrush and the Irish Famine, won the Golden Crown Literary Society award for historical fiction in 2016. In 2014, her play, Life and Love: Lesbian Style, was nominated for best original writing at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and won the best female performance award. Hilary is currently working on a novel set within the British suffragette movement which will be published this year.
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